FCHgo! Talks

The hydrogen ecosystem is constantly growing and evolving. We talked to some of the actors and stakeholder about their roles and the importance of hydrogen education at schools.

Live Experiments via YouTube

We want to bring hydrogen education to schools. But with schools closed due to the pandemic, we had to adapt: we made hydrogen education available from home.

At the end of May, the FCHgo Consortium launched a live event via YouTube. Federico Corni from the University of Bolzano, Tiziana Altiero from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Barbara Grazzini from InEuropa srl presented the project, explained the importance of hydrogen education and showed experiments to illustrate energy transformation.

If you are curious on what they had to say and show, you are lucky. The live event got recorded and translated, so everyone can watch it.

FCHgo Live Stream at the End of May

FCHgo at Home LIVE

#FCHgoHomeLab LIVE

FCHgo! Talks – Interviews with stakeholders and actors of the hydrogen ecosystem

The interviews were conducted by our Italian partner InEuropa with key stakeholders and actors of the Italian hydrogen-ecosystem. Thus they are in Italian but don’t worry, if you do not speak Italian. We translated the interviews to English and you can read them on our website.

Hans Fuchs is professor of the Zurich University of applied Sciences and one of the protagonists in FCHgo projects.

His main activity is the didactic approach. The narrative and imaginary approach how stories of natural and technical systems can be told to different aged people. He creates materials and for younger students of primary schools and is advisor for young artists who create online tools for slightly older learners.

And if you want to know what an apple and hydrogen have in common – Check the interview.

Grzegorz Karwasz is professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, expert of international atomic agency in Vienna and also the leader of the testing phase within the project. He is an atomic physicist and works in fields of atomic processes and gases and electron scattering. Andrzej Karbowski works in the didactic physics division headed also by Prof. Karwasz.

During the interview they talk about what can be recommended to schools using hydrogen as a subject or introducing hydrogen in their programs and how to stimulate the creativity in terms of hydrogen of students and children.

Maybe sometimes studying longer could be better for developing personal interests. – Why? Take a look at the interview.

Piergabriele Andreoli is an engineer at the Energy and Sustainable Development Agency AESS in Modena. Besides supporting and carrying out projects around Modena and its regional territory, the Energy and Sustainable Development Agency also supports our FCHgo initiative.

He speaks with Barbara Grazzini about Modena as “Hydrogen Valley” and the variety and diversity of possible hydrogen applications.

Curious? You can read the interview.

Marcello Romagnoli is professor and coordinator of the multidisciplinary Lab on Fuel Cells of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

As hydrogen and fuel cell expert he explains what fuel cells are – and why he believes deeply in the importance of FCHgo! and similair projects that adress young people.

If you want to catch up on hydrogen and fuel cell basics – or if you just want to have a good read – check out the interview.

Cristina Maggi is an engeneer at H2IT, the Fuel Cell Hydrogen Italian association. This group of companies and research institutions wants to develop and promote hydrogen technologies in Italy.

She speaks about the development of the hydrogen sector in Italy in the past 15 years, the exponential growth of the H2IT association in the past five years and what it means for them that – at the day of the interview!- the European hydrogen strategy was launched.

Do you want to get a quick peak at the policy side of hydrogen? Read the interview.

Filippo Sala is professor at the Maranello Technical Institute and a pioneer in the experiments regarding renewable and sustainable energies. Working for 40 years in the “Motor Valley”, his journey into alternative engines and fuels started after the Gulf Crises.

In the Interview Filippo Sala talks about earlier zero-emission engine experiments, the “we” behind all developments and his own plans of teaching about hydrogen and fuel cells at schools.

Did you know they crossed Australia by solar vehicle in the 1990s? May be you should read the interview.

Giovanni Cinti is engeneer at the Fuel Cell Laboratory of the University of Perugia.

He talks about European projects and collaborations in the hydrogen sector at the Fuel Cell Laboratory of the University of Perugia. Particularly interesting for us is HySchools, a project funded by the Erasmus+ programme, that adresses hydrogen education at high schools.

Interested? Then read the interview.

Giordano Gozzi is the CEO of Idro Meccanica srl, a company dealing with hydrogen refuelling stations based in Modena.

In the interview he talks about the role of compressors and hydrogen refuelling stations in the hydrogen supply chain and the potential of the Emilia Romagna region in leading the transition to renewable energy.

Do you want to know more? Read the interview.

Nicola Cavedagna is engineer with Landi Renzo Spa in Reggio Emilia.

He presents Landi Renzo’s activities and projects related to hydrogen and comments the market response to innovative hydrogen technologies in the automotive sector towards a sustainable zero emission future.

Interested in zero emission mobility? Then you might want to read the interview.

Katia Ferrari introduced us to the objectives and projects of Cluster-ER Greentech, one of the 7 clusters of the Emilia Romagna Region. Together we faced the complexity of the issues related to hydrogen and its applications as well as the importance of scientific and technological collaborations.

Hooked? You can read the interview.

We talked with Professor Massimo Santarelli of the Politecnico di Torino, Department of Energy about the TeacHy project funded by the Horizon2020 programme through Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. TeachHy brings together the most important European universities that together are creating a specific and professionalizing academic curriculum in the sector. Prof. Santarelli has guided us through one of the laboratory that can be used at distance, one of the first of its kind in the world, to facilitate remote experimentation. Hydrogen as a key player in a sustainable future, innovative technologies and renewable energy vector

Interested in remote experimentation? Then you might want to read the interview.

Ing. Annalisa Vita, an officer of the Province of Modena, presented us the projects that the Province itself is carrying out in the territory, linked to sustainable energy transformation, with particular reference to the use of hydrogen. She underlined the important role that the Province as public entity has in the energy adaptation process of the local schools and presented concrete examples of innovative investment projects (e.g. school in Carpi, installation of the first hydrogen boiler).

You think it’s interesting? Then read the interview.

Federico Soragni of GRAF S.p.A. in Nonantola (Modena), tells us about the main activities and projects of GRAF that adopt hydrogen fuel cell technology as a response to the energy transition to renewable energies. Federico Soragni also told us about the relationships already established with schools and left a key message for future generations. GRAF S.p.A. is part of Clust-ER Greentech of Emilia Romagna.

You want to know more? Then take a look at the interview.

Dr. Massimiliano Boccia of CTS H2 in Brugnera, a start-up of experts who have been working in the hydrogen sector for over 30 years. With extreme clarity and simplicity, Boccia explains how a hydrogen generator and water electrolysis work. CTS H2 which develops systems and products with low energy consumption and low environmental impact, through the storage of renewable energy sources, using hydrogen as an energy carrier. CTS H2 is part of Clust-ER Greentech of Emilia Romagna and H2IT.

Hooked? Then read the interview.

We had a virtual meeting at the Museum with Fabrizio Stavola who allowed us to visit the interactive ENERGY&AMBIENT laboratory of the Leonardo da Vinci Science and Technology Museum in Milan, one of the most important in Europe. Stavola has activated the laboratory making us live the experience of remote experiments to discover hydrogen: a magical space that offers endless experiences not to be missed!

You want to know more? Then take a look at the interview.

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